Seriously folks – if you want a great support group while keeping a pulse on the latest technology and research, I highly recommend you start using TWITTER! I can not tell you how many times I have fallen into some great discussion, great research, and great resources. Below are groups that I follow. Check them out – find someone who interests you and by all means FOLLOW them!
On a side note – you must must must download and install an Twitter application, like Tweetdeck, to manage and track all of this information. You can also follow and unfollow from this application.
Jen’s hints for a building a good Twitter learning community
- I follow people who have interesting things to say or share!
- I do not automatically follow everyone who follows me.
- When I follow someone – I look and see who they follow – after all, they get their information from somewhere.
- Look for the big thinkers – the people, authors, specialists you have admired for awhile…Find them, follow them. You will be actively learning WITH them!
- I am not afraid to block people either. There is alot of Internet Marketers and even some spammers (I havent had any issues in a while) that will follow me – well – if they are not up to any good I BLOCK them.
- Contribute to the masses – if you find something interesting, worth sharing, tweet it. We cant learn without you!
- If you have a question – ask (tweet). There are alot of helpful people out there!
- Its ok to shut twitter off! Sometimes all the tweeting can be distracting – so if it is interrupting you – by all means – shut it down. (only temporarily though!)
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